• THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACLASS AND A2LA ACCREDITATION
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    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACLASS AND A2LA ACCREDITATION

    When exploring accreditation boards for calibration laboratories, people often come across these two organizations: ACLASS and A2LA. Although ACLASS and A2LA may have subtle differences between them, they are really more similar than some might think, especially in regards to their accreditation of calibration laboratories. ACLASS and A2LA are both nonprofit, non-governmental bodies that provide

  • WHAT MAINTENANCE IS NEEDED FOR AN MKS VACUUM GAUGE?
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    WHAT MAINTENANCE IS NEEDED FOR AN MKS VACUUM GAUGE?

    PROTECTING YOUR CAPACITANCE MANOMETER PERFORMANCE Due to the structural design of the MKS capacitance manometers, little maintenance is needed to keep your instrument in tip-top shape. However, it is important to be aware of your surroundings when using a capacitance manometer to ensure accuracy and proper performance. In many cases, it is important to wipe

  • WHAT IS AN MKS VACUUM GAUGE?
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    WHAT IS AN MKS VACUUM GAUGE?

    Capacitance manometers are a type of electro-mechanical gauge that are the ideal choice when measuring both pressure and vacuum. The MKS Baratron capacitance manometers measure true pressure and they are insensitive to the type of gas being measured. The Baratron capacitance manometers are known for being highly accurate and reliable, along with having an easy

  • WHAT IS NIST CALIBRATION
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    WHAT IS NIST CALIBRATION

    NIST calibration, and NIST calibration alone, can ensure the traceability of an instrument’s indications. Only NIST calibration can calibrate or repair an instrument with services that trace back to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Wikipedia gives the formal definition of “traceability” as “the ability to chronologically interrelate uniquely identifiable entities in a way

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